WellPower provides you with the support you need to help you develop a career in helping others succeed. We innovate, adapt, and leverage the diverse perspectives of the people on our team and the people we serve in everything we do.
WellPower values and is strengthened by diversity. We are committed to ending bias and discrimination in our community and ensuring equity within all aspects of our organization. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment, transfer, or promotion opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
WellPower is community based mental health center that has a goal of becoming an actively anti-racist organization by beginning to address institutional bias in our systems. Interpreting is 100% of this position. Provide ASL interpretation for clinicians, people we serve, and staff for WellPower in various settings.
.Location: Dahlia Campus for Wellbeing - This role is located in Denver, Colorado and is a hybrid role. We do require some in-office hours weekly.
Learn more about WellPower:
Pay Range & Benefits:
$50,003 - $60,260/year
Wellpower is committed to fair and equitable hiring with salaries based on relevant factors, such as work experience, education, and certification/licensure (rather than wage history). Toward the principle of equal pay for equal work, we post and hire within defined hiring salary ranges. We ask all applicants to carefully review the hiring salary range for each posted job opportunity, as we will not hire outside the predetermined range.
All full-time, benefits eligible employees will be eligible for WellPower’s benefits plan. For a full description of benefit offerings, please visit: https://WellPower.org/workplace-of-choice/.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Provides ASL interpretation during various virtual and in-person meetings, conferences, trainings, and therapeutic interactions (counseling, case management) for clinical staff and the people we serve.
- Accepts responsibility for knowledge and adherence to the RID and NCIHC codes of professional conduct and the role of the interpreter.
- Serve as advocate, liaison, while strictly following the RID code of professional conduct for the Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind communities.
- Maintain flexibility to cover emergency assignments after hours and on weekends, as needed.
- Serve as back up ASL interpreter services coordinator, when needed.
- Collaborate with DEIB team to provide ideas and feedback on how to make all services inclusive for the Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people we serve and staff.
- Work with providers who do not sign on best practices to ensure an inclusive and equitable experience for the Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind people we serve.
- Strong knowledge and understanding of Deaf culture.
- Assist the DEIB Manager CES with trainings specific to the Deaf, hard of hearing and Deafblind community.
- Maintain a trauma informed environment of wellbeing.
- Other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION: High school diploma or equivalent/ Must have RID CI/CT, NIC or BEI certification or equivalent.
EXPERIENCE: Minimum of 3 yrs. of ASL interpreting. Experience working with non-profit organizations, mental health or healthcare is preferred.
Why else might you want to consider working at WellPower?
- Named Top Workplace - we have been named a Top Workplace by the Denver Post for Eleven consecutive years
- Champion Social Justice Causes - we are committed to ending anti-Black racism in our community
- 9 Paid Holidays – including Juneteenth, Martin Luther King Jr. Day and more
- Robust Benefits Package – our benefits start at 30 hours per week and include medical, dental, and vision insurance, and a retirement match
- Employee Resource Groups – our ERG’s offer a chance to connect, address workplace challenges and get support from individuals who share similar characteristics or life experiences
- Gainsharing – we offer a bonus to employees if the organization meets certain requirements for the year
- $52,000/year minimum wage for all employees – we believe that our employees should earn a livable wage conducive to the cost of living in Denver, Colorado
- Free Licensure Supervision – for LCSWs/LPCs/LMFTs
- Sports Leagues – we offer a variety of activities for our employees, including bowling, dragon boat racing, volleyball leagues, and more
MEET THE DIVERSITY, EQUITY & INCLUSIVENESS TEAM:
Leslye C. Steptoe, Vice President of Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner, Achiever, Context, Positivity, Arranger
“One of the best things about our department is that our work allows for a lot of variety. A day in the life of a Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team member is never predictable! This position is a great opportunity for a person who thrives in that kind of environment, and who is deeply committed to culture and community.”
Shannon Alicea, ASL Staff Interpreter (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Responsibility, Individualization, Relator, Intellection, Developer
“Hello and Welcome! The Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness team works together to emphasize the broader perception of the whole person. Working on this team will challenge you to stretch your thinking about culture, intersection, and accessibility, while supporting your journey and valuing you and your experiences.”
Biko Bloom-Fisher, DEI Project Manager (he/him)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Woo, Adaptability, Maximizer, Communication, Positivity
"This team recognizes the innovative, exciting, and critical nature of engaging in DEI work without failing to account for the difficult aspects as well. Wellness and collaboration are central to how we support each-other as well as all minoritized people, and we are excited to continue to trailblaze DEI approaches for the people we serve as well as the broader mental healthcare space!"
Kyle Fleming, DEI Trainer (he/him)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Strategic, Connectedness, Individualization, Empathy, Activator
“It is exciting to be a part of a team that meets the realities around us with understanding and sincerity while working towards a better future together. The DEI team provides space to learn, question and reach as we grow into our most vibrant selves.”
Jo Hawthorne, Executive Project Assistant (they/them)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Learner, Intellection, Individualization, Context, Relator
“Being a part of this team means not only talking the talk but also walking the walk. This team’s impact through deep commitment and follow through is a life-changing experience. We know that the work we do is difficult, but being a part of this team makes it feel not only possible but also exciting and life-giving. As a part of this team, I know that I am supported and encouraged through every growing pain because they really want us to be our most whole and well selves.”
Lakeysha Molock, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Director (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Communication, Achiever, Input, Woo, Positivity
“Our communication equity service team strives to ensure that staff and the people we serve receive services and communication in a language of their preference. I look forward to the person in this position advocating and bridging the gaps for our Deaf, hard of hearing and DeafBlind communities.
Jes Rau, Diversity, Equity & Inclusiveness Manager: Training & Education (they/them)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Achiever, Connectedness, Relator, Learner, Developer
“We strive to create a team that provides a warm welcome, ongoing support, and the ability to jump right into the action. Joining this team will offer exciting opportunities to learn, grow, and utilize your strengths right from the start.”
David Siso, Spanish Staff Interpreter (he/him)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Context Includer Arranger Connectedness Positivity
“I am happy to be part of the Diversity & Inclusiveness team. My role as an interpreter is to make sure communication between providers and the people we serve is accurate and correct. By making sure everyone has access to the care they need, makes our community stronger and more united!”
Lynnet Sanchez Martinez, Spanish Staff Interpreter (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Empathy, Input, Consistency, Harmony, Activator
“As part of the DEI team, I have the privilege of working with people we serve of all ages, across different MHCD sites and among different teams. I am always very pleasantly surprised how everyone strives to include diversity, equity and inclusivity in the services that are offered. I am very happy to be part of a team that can acknowledge the need for improvement through dialogue and learning opportunities.”
Candice Smith, DEI Trainer (she/her)
StrengthsFinder 2.0 Top 5 Talent Themes: Maximizer, Futuristic, Strategic, Individualization, Connectedness
“I’m so excited to be a part of this amazing team. The work we do is transforming the way communities experience mental health. Come join us in changing lives!”